Advisory Council

Karen Eadon

President & COO

Farmer Boys Food, Inc.

Karen Eadon is a seasoned executive with over 40 years of hands-on experience and success with leading retail restaurant chains and consumer packaged goods brands.  She has a track record of success in business revitalization, brand building, and strategy innovation.

Currently, she is President /Chief Operating Officer for Farmer Boys Food, a 92-unit farm-to-table fast casual restaurant concept with locations in California and Nevada. 

Earlier in her career, Karen was Vice President of Marketing for Mimi’s Café;  Senior Vice President/ Chief Marketing Officer for El Pollo Loco; Vice President of U. S. Marketing for McDonalds Corp.;  Senior Vice President of Marketing for Applebee’s and Vice President of Retail Marketing for ARCO Products Company.  She has also held several senior executive positions in both Operations and Marketing for Taco Bell. 

Karen was most recently named one of the top 25 executives in the Fast Casual restaurant segment.   She received her BA from University of Illinois, Urbana and her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.